POUNCE Registration

POUNCE is our registration process for all newly admitted freshmen. Using preferences you indicate on your POUNCE form, an advisor will register you for classes based on those preferences, your chosen major and available courses.

Note: POUNCE is for newly admitted freshmen only


In order to participate in POUNCE, your $200 non-refundable admissions confirmation deposit must be paid. Confirmation deposit information was included in your acceptance package.  Please allow up to two business days for the credit of your confirmation deposit to be processed.

 


POUNCE Instructions

  1. Use your web browser to go to Unify and login. 
  2. Click on PAWS.
  3. In PAWS, choose the "Menu for New and Returning Students" tab.
  4. Choose the POUNCE Registration link. 
  5. Follow the directions provided to complete the form.
  6. Before finalizing your preferences, review them carefully as you may POUNCE only once.
  7. Submit form.

For questions about the POUNCE Course Preference Form, contact The Center for Student Success at: success@gcsu.edu or (478) 445-2361.

*A special note about Math Placement: For assistance with determining which math course to choose, visit the Math Placement website at: http://gcsu.edu/artsandsciences/math/placement.

*A special note about Foreign Language Placement: Depending on your major, you may be registered for an initial language course based on the results of your WebCAPE Test for Foreign Language Placement.  If your major requires an initial fall semester foreign language course and you have not yet completed the foreign language placement test, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Login to Unify then go to PAWS using the instructions above
  2. Choose the "Student Services" tab
  3. Click on "Registration"
  4. Click on "WebCAPE Test for Foreign Language Placement"
  5. Choose your desired language
  6. Click on "Take Placement Exam"

How to View Your Schedule

Once you have submitted the POUNCE Course Preference Form, an advisor in your major department will create your schedule. Approximately 10-15 business days after you submit your POUNCE Course Preference Form, you will receive an e-mail at your Georgia College Bobcats e-mail account to let you know that your schedule is complete. At that time, you will be able to view your schedule on line.

  1. Login to Unify then PAWS using the instructions above.
  2. Select the "Student Services" tab.
  3. Choose "Registration" from this list.
  4. Click on "GCSU Printable Schedule" to view your schedule. 

 Note: Locations are subject to change.  Remember to re-print your schedule at the beginning of the semester


 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

POUNCE is the way that all incoming first-year students are registered for their classes.  Using preferences you indicate on your POUNCE form, an advisor will register you for classes based on those preferences, your chosen major and available courses.
If you are an incoming first-year student, yes.  Our academic areas have created a great selection of courses to assist in developing an optimum schedule for you based on your chosen major.  You simply can't make a mistake.  You give us your preferences and we do the rest!
You will have an opportunity to indicate preferences for courses you wish to take.  Each course on your schedule will fulfill a requirement for your intended major, and will be carefully chosen to allow you to fully participate in the liberal arts residential campus experience.
Login to Unify then go to PAWS.  Choose the "Menu for New and Returning Students" tab and click "POUNCE Registration."
No, you may only submit one POUNCE preference form.  However, if you make a mistake or decide to participate in the Honors Program, Varsity Athletics, Music Ensembles, or Theatre Productions, adjustments to your schedule may need to be made.  To notify us of a mistake or tell us that you will be participating in one of these groups, you should submit a POUNCE Schedule Change Request Form. 
Log in to Unify, the click on PAWS. Choose the "Menu for New and Returning Students" tab then select "POUNCE Schedule Change Request Form".  Your request will be forwarded to an advisor who will review your schedule and make any necessary adjustments. You will be notified via your Georgia College Bobcats e-mail account within 10 business days of any adjustments.
An advisor will build your schedule based on your chosen major, indicated preferences and available seats.  By having you indicate preferences that add up to more than the targeted 14-16 hours, we are able to craft the optimal schedule.
For information about the Honors Program, visit http://www.gcsu.edu/honors
For assistance with determining which math course to choose, visit the Math Placement website at http://www.gcsu.edu/artsandsciences/math/placement
Instructions for how to update your personal information may be found at http://www.gcsu.edu/sites/files/template-1/ChangingStudentInformation.pdf.
Many of our majors have additional requirements beyond completion of core curriculum courses that must be met before students are granted entry into upper level courses in their major.  The pre-major status allows you to complete these requirements before applying to the program.  Enrollment in some programs is restricted and admission is competitive.  Admission to Georgia College does not guarantee admission to academic programs.
Dual Enrollment credit will be taken into consideration as we build your schedule.  Advanced Placement credit will not be considered until official scores are received by Georgia College sometime in July.  Once AP scores are confirmed, any necessary schedule adjustments will be made and you will be notified of these changes via your Georgia College e-mail account.
A choice should be indicated for each area represented on the POUNCE Preference Form.  You will not be able to submit your form if any area lacks a selection.
Interdisciplinary Studies courses are central to our liberal arts mission and promote mastery of many disciplinary perspectives, a greater appreciation of the differences and similarities between the disciplines, and the integration of these diverse perspectives into a more holistic framework.
Complete immunization records are required for all students. Immunization forms should be turned in to the Registrar's Office. If you have an immunization hold, your records may not have arrived or may be incomplete.  If you have questions, check with the Registrar's Office (registrar@gcsu.edu or (478) 445-6286).
If you are interested in a concentration in a pre-professional area you should declare an appropriate major based on your interests, skills and background.  To find a list of advisors and academic programs associated with these concentrations, visit http://catalog.gcsu.edu/en/2017-2018/Undergraduate-Catalog/Academic-Prog....
If, after submitting your POUNCE form, you decide that you would like to change your major, you should submit a POUNCE Schedule Change Request Form.  Log in to Unify, then PAWS. Choose the "Menu for New and Returning Students" tab then select "POUNCE Schedule Change Request Form".  Your request will be forwarded to an advisor in your new department who will review your schedule and make any necessary adjustments. You will be notified via your Georgia College Bobcats e-mail account within 10 business days of any adjustments.
Each course on your schedule will fulfill a requirement for your intended major, and was carefully chosen to allow you to fully participate in the liberal arts residential campus experience. Schedule changes to accommodate personal preferences in courses or times will not be made at this time.
If, after submitting your POUNCE form, you decide that you would like to participate in one of these activities, you should submit a POUNCE Schedule Change Request Form.  Log in to Unify, then PAWS. Choose the "Menu for New and Returning Students" tab then select "POUNCE Schedule Change Request Form".  An advisor will review your schedule and make adjustments based on the practice or rehearsal times of your group.  You will be notified via your Georgia College e-mail account within 10 business days of any adjustments.
If you have a disability as described by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, you may be eligible to receive accommodations to assist in programmatic and physical accessibility. For documentation requirements and for additional information, we recommend that you contact Student Disability Resources Center located in 109 Russell Library or at 478-445-5931.